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6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo

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6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo

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icon6 days  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Sail from Aswan to Luxor, with plenty of stops along the way to visit ancient temples, with this cruise package, which includes round-trip train transportation from Cairo. On-board amenities include a swimming pool, buffet meals, and live entertainment every evening. During the day, you'll visit attractions such as Luxor's East and West Banks and the Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples.
  • Visit ancient Egyptian sights with an Egyptologist guide
  • Round-trip train tickets from Cairo are included
  • Three nights on a five-star cruise is included
  • Meals and entertainment on the cruise are included
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cabin with all facilities
First class a/c seated train tickets(sleeping train or flight available with extra 150$ p.p))
3 nights accommodation in 5 star Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
handling fees
all taxes and charges
Assistance of our personal during the tour Portage when needed
horse and carriage in edfu
all the sites which mentioned in itinerary
all the transfers as in itinerary
west and east banks in luxor
edfu temple and komombo temple
Aswan tours
abu simbel trip
meals on cruise start with lunch first day end with breakfast last day
expert tour guide
Dinner (3)
Breakfast (3)
Lunch (3)
entrance fees(around 85 us dollars per person for all the sites)
tipping

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We pick our guests from any hotels in Cairo or Giza
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Sleeping train with bed and dinner or flights are available with extra cost upon your request
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Another languages are available with additional cost upon your request
  • The itinerary is flexible so we can amend any part of it upon your request
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Here Egypt Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo.
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What is the policy on sanitization during 6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo.
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What is the social distancing policy during 6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 6 Days Nile Cruise Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel with Train Tickets from Cairo.

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  • "This package was extremely good value so if you are looking for an inexpensive trip this can work." See review
  • "I had specifically chosen this trip over a different one because they HAD placed the 4:00am departure for Abu Simbel LATE in the trip itinerary, which I felt was advantageous in case of jet lag." See review

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star-5
Sabry - the best Spanish tour guide in Egypt
Marta_C
, Apr 2022
We are two Spanish people. The best part of the cruise Sabry our tour guide! The best tour guide ever! Thanks so much for making this experience unforgettable for us! I really recommend Egipto once in life.
star-3
Ship was disappointing, Cash only gaming of guests. Tour guide was exceptional ..
Winfred_G
, Apr 2022
The ship was poorly maintained, in need of a thorough cleaning and an over haul. Food preparation was surprisingly good. Tour guide was skilled and personable, often finding ways to enhance the overall tour. However organization of tours could be generally improved and should be paced by the mix of age and physical capabilities. Some financial gaming was present throughout the tour. Ships cashier claimed credit cards could not be used because of a technical issue, cash only. This placed hardship on a numerous of us. Tourists had to pay entrance fees, restroom fees and miscellaneous other small fees resulting in the rapid depletion of cash. Unsubstantiated Claims of counterfeit foreign currency rendered some cash useless. Felt threatened by ongoing feeling of manipulation by the crew. We would use the guide and Viator again but not the ship operator “Sunrise Cruises”. We will not repeat this experience unless significantly improved.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our Tour Guide Ahmed was...
TUSHARKANTI_M
, Apr 2022
Our Tour Guide Ahmed was very knowledgeable. He knew a lot about Egyptian history He helped us at every occasion. Most of all the Nile Cruise was stupendous.The food in the cruise was extremely good. Kudos to Viator.com
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Well organised tour with easy communication
SauWoonMan
, Apr 2022
Tour overall: * Really well organised, easy to contact Here Egypt Tours via WhatsApp and they provide contact details of the driver picking you up so you can directly liaise with them to ensure that everything runs smoothly. * Here Egypt Tours put together the package so it can be bespoke and are very accommodating to your requests. I had no problems with communication with them before travelling and whilst in Egypt. Boat: * Our boat, was much nicer than expected, advertised at 5 star but with little pictures available, therefore, there were concerns. However, service was very good. There was a small (approx 5m diameter) circular pool and decent size sun deck. * The boat holds 4 floors and the sun deck, so quite large for cruising the Nile. This seemed pretty standard compared to other cruise ships on the Nile. * Food, where consumed on the boat, was buffet style, with a very good selection of bread, salads, soups, hot main, pasta and dessert. Food was fresh and I was pleasantly surprised. My only disappointment was that drinks had to paid for in addition, this included water, with the exception of tea and coffee at breakfast. Breakfast boxes were provided where morning starts were so early that breakfast wouldn’t normally be served. * Staff on the cruise are very friendly, but note that Egypt has a very big tipping culture and you are expected to tip the whole crew at the end of your stay. The amount is at your discretion and into an envelope so you don’t feel pressured. Guide: * You are assigned a guide once you arrive in Aswan and they stay with you throughout the cruise, taking you on all the stops, which makes it easy to coordinate. We had a group of 7, which was a nice small number, and thankfully, we were all of similar ages and backgrounds, so that helped to bond. * He was very informative and knowledgeable. I think this made a big difference to possibly touring temples on your own. Each temple/historical monument is immensely detailed and it’s very easy to be overwhelmed. * We were offered an add on trip on the first day, which we as a group declined and to stop off at a perfume workshop, which again none of us had any interest in. Like most tours, it’s quite common for tour companies to receive commission for sales made in affiliated shops. After this initial suggestion, there were no further offerings throughout the 4 days. * We were asked to show our appreciation to the driver on various days by tipping, however, again I did not feel pressured to tip. Tour generally: * The tour is very well organised and crams a lot in, be prepared to wake up very early (3am on some days) for 4 days straight. I would like to have had a more detailed itinerary available before and after booking just so I was aware. * I would recommend this tour to others, as it's an easy way to see a lot of the sights along the Nile in a short time frame. I think, in present times, the alternative is simply too complicated and time consuming.
star-1
Horrible,the only thing good was guide(mustafa)
Pedro_A
, Mar 2022
To begin with, the famous train in first class is disgusting, the bathrooms are old, the train smelled bad, and dinner is supposed to be included, that is FALSE. the agency lied to us about that since they charged us 20 dollars and there were only 2 of us. the man who contacted me from the beginning, his name was mohamed, was impatient, not very empathic and always tried to pick a fight. that was the guide from cairo, which by the way the communication that supposedly should exist between the guides is terrible, some say one thing and others another. the ship's food was ok. However, for everything you have to pay a "tip" that is not voluntary, it is mandatory and that makes your budget rise too much. About $350 more, that's crazy. Lastly, mustafa who was the boat guide helped us a lot since they had told us that our return train tickets were ready and they were not. they left us worried and it wasn't until the last minute that they took us to the station and gave us our tickets. The other thing is that the transfer from Cairo to the station is supposed to be included, which is also FALSE, since they charge you 40 dollars for the journey. The agency made a mockery of our budget so the advice is. DO NOT buy this tour, buy the tour that goes by plane even if it is more expensive for your safety and tranquility.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Nile tour
Mark_K
, Mar 2022
Amazing tour. Excellent communication via WhatsApp before we left that helped us to organize everything. On the tour, the small group makes such a difference and Abdul was an amazing guide who had an answer for every question and made sure we were running on time and co-ordinated. The boat was very comfortable and actually much more luxurious than we were expecting with a large room with a view, roof deck with pool and buffet meals. It was an amazing experience and highly recommended!
star-5
Amazing experience
John_K
, Mar 2022
The entire trip was amazing. We got to see so many sites and our tour guide Ahmed was very friendly and knowledgeable. The cruise ship room was also very nice and comfortable. The food could have been a little better, but our tour guide made up for it by bringing us to so nice places when we wanted to eat something different.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
It was a great way of...
KRISTIN_L
, Jan 2022
It was a great way of seeing multiple sights and all transportation was taken care off. Staff was very friendly
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The Best Tour Guide
Benjamin_O
, Jan 2022
Mohamed Albasha is the best tour guide. His knowledge of ancient Egypt is unmatched. Would recommend to anybody. 10/10. Thanks again, to Mohamed Albasha, and the crew of the ship.
star-5
Nile Cruise is one of the things that are must to do in Egypt!
Danail_B
, Jan 2022
Nile Cruise with railway transportation from Cairo. Excellent support from the Viator: despite the total collapse of the railways in the beginning of this year (2022) the tour operator succeed to organize alternative means of transportation to&back the cruise (of course for extra reasonable payments). The programme of the Nile cruise was carefully planned and organize in a manner to give you the opportunity to cover the main notable sights of ancient Egypt up to the maximum for this short time. This could not be happened without the professionalism of the guide - Ismail Haroun (Egyptologist English tour guide) organizing the entire logistics during the cruise and tours, while giving comprehensive explanations presented in understandable way as fairy-tales. The amenities at the ship and services provided was excellent and corresponds to the expectations according to the advertisement. The chefs at the ship give you a possibility to delight in the international and local cuisine, supported by the excellent service of the ship restaurant personnel. Nile Cruise is one of the things that are must to do in Egypt!
star-4
3 Night, 4 Day Cruise between Luxor & Aswan
HoaiAn_N
, Jan 2022
The experience overall was very good. The sites visited were a thorough representation of Ancient Egypt. The guide, Ahmed, was great. He was funny, engaging and very knowledgable. He went out of out of his way to customized our experience because we ended up staying an extra day in Aswan, which was very nice. Unfortunately, the cruise itself left a little to be desired. Like most accommodations in Egypt, "5 stars" is used liberally. The internet, water pressure & hot water were all inconsistent. However, the food was pretty good. Another issue we had was confusion around where the cruise started and ended. We confirmed earlier in the week that the cruise would start in Aswan and end in Luxor. We were excited about this because we wanted to spend some additional time in Luxor on back end of the trip. However, the night we departed for the cruise, we were informed that we would be on a cruise that went the opposite direction. In the end, it was okay, because we got to spend some time in Aswan, which we enjoyed. However, I would suggest others not book travel/accommodations to/from either city until you get on the cruise and know which direction you'll be traveling. The last suggestion we have is to book a plane instead of taking the over night train. If you're upgrading to the sleeper car, it'll be the same amount of money (~$75). The sleeper cars are a bit of a misnomer, as we found it very difficult to sleep, due to frequent and abrupt stops.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Terrible tip culture
KrishnamRajuGadiraju
, Jan 2022
Cruise experience was good but we are totally dissatisfied with the tip culture. Tips are almost mandatory at every step in the itinerary - the guide would embarrass to show appreciation for everyone (horse carriage driver, car driver, hotel reception etc.,). The guide would not care Asians in providing updates about the changes in plans like pickup times as much as he would care the Americans or Europeans. We believe tip is something that should be given when someone has provided a great service but not when someone has done his job which he is supposed to do as per itinerary.
7 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
The tour's and ability to...
Jordan_R
, Jan 2022
The tour's and ability to see all of the important sites in Egypt was amazing! Our tour guide was very flexible and made sure we fit in our most sought after tomb, Nefertari's in the valley of the Queens. The rooms are nice and clean. The food left something to be desired but for the price, it was as good as you can expect. I would recommend this cruise for someone wanting to travel Egypt on a budget. I would not recommend taking the overnight train as it is extremely hard to sleep on. Comfy seats but tough to sleep. The sleeping train I heard was just as bad.
star-5
Great tour to all the...
Jelmer_v
, Dec 2021
Great tour to all the important sites. The boat was amazing and especially our guide mister Ramsi as well!
star-3
4 days on the Nile
Nazarana_M
, Nov 2021
PROS: 1.Our guide Ahmed, was very good. 2.The tour in general was good. 3. Overall, we were comfortable. CONS: 1. Tipping everyone throughout the tour amounted to almost 100USD!! And you are told how much to tip. Even though its not compulsory, you get asked for it in front of everyone. Embarrassing if you dont have the money to tip or if you tip less that whats asked. 2.The ship is certainly not 5 star, but it is comfortable. The guy at reception takes your passport on arrival. Not sure why, but we had to ask 4 times before we got it back at 23:00pm. Hope we are not married to someone in Egypt now. haha. 3. No hairdryers on-board. Have to buy water, no free water in your cabin. 4. The horse carriage ride, if you are a pet lover, skip it. The horses are undernourished and over worked. It was absolutely sad to see. The horse we went on was so thin, like most others, we could actually count his ribs. 5. Itinerary was swopped around at the last minute ...literally as we got onto the train. 6. The train is freezing cold....carry a blanket. 7. Literally nobody wears masks, and social distancing in a non- existing term. 8. Everyone tries to help you and talk to you...but they want money.....so be careful
5 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Luxor Guide
JoaoJoseSimoes
, Nov 2021
Our Guide in Luxor Mahmoud Tohamy made our trip memorable with his knowledge of the egiptian culture and kindness.
star-5
is a very good tour, the...
Beatriz_D
, Nov 2021
is a very good tour, the guide Sabry was do a lot of interesting explanations of the diferent temples.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
My opinion
DavidAntonio_A
, Nov 2021
We were very happy with our guide SABRY and we hoppy repeat this tour and our boat was comfortable and we were so happy
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Modern, comfortable cruise ship with excellent food
Ayden_F
, Nov 2021
If I'm honest, I had a very bad first impression of the travel agency. I asked twice before the trip started if everything was confirmed and was told yes. Then, when we were collected from our hotel in Cairo and being driven to the train station, the driver told us he was taking us to Luxor (not Aswan!!). I contacted the travel agency who confirmed there was a last-minute change to the trip. This really upset me and left me really worried about the entire cruise. HOWEVER, once we got on the cruise, the cruise ship was much much much cleaner and nicer than expected. Our guide throughout the trip, Hamdy, was amazing. Hamdy deserves 5 stars. He went above and beyond to help us and had so much knowledge of everything we saw. I will, however, say, the local tour guide in Luxor (name: Star) who collected us from the train station deserves 1 star. We felt very uncomfortable with Star, as he was definitely trying to scam us out of money and lying to us, saying that hot air balloons cost $200 per person, which he wanted in cash, when Here Egypt quoted us (and we paid) $75 per person. All this being said, I'd book this cruise again and work with the travel agency again now that I better understand how Egypt works. And I can't stress enough how thrilled I was that the cruise ship was clean and modern and comfortable - it really exceeded expectations. I am a fussy eater and I really liked the food, which is saying something. Thank you Here Egypt Tours!
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
An incredible journey up the Nile.
Sarah_H
, Oct 2021
I really enjoyed my trip up the Nile and excellent experience full of incredible sights and restful afternoons on deck. I appreciated our well informed and puntual guides, always willing to help us at any minute. I will be back with my grandsons some day! Thank you
3 travelers found this review helpful

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